This is for Robins fun Free 4 All challenge...Baby it's cold outside. My card was inspired by the movie Frozen. If Elsa and Anna's mum hadn't been bumped off in the first five minutes of the movie, I rather think this is what she might look like.
I made the background on a full A4 sheet of smooth white cardstock. I don't own a hazmat suit or breathing apparatus, so I created this background outside.
My masking fluid has an odour that will outlast time and it is super thick and really hard to apply. I flicked the masking fluid onto the cardstock hoping for delicate little drops - it looked more like a seagul flew over and ....well I probably don't need to say anymore.
Next step was to sprinkle black Brusho powder and a blue Colour Busrt powder all over the cardstock. I then propped the sheet up against a tree in landscape orientation, then squirted on heaps of water along the top edge of the cardstock (nozzle on spritzer set to "squirt", not "spray" and let the water dribble down the card.
After the cardstock was completely dry, I rubbed the masking fluid off. The big blobs of white looked ok so I didn't have to go to Plan B, which would have been sponging on some blue distress inks.
Mrs. Frozen is a Digi image by Molly Harrison, she is printed into regular copy paper then coloured with Prismacolour Pencils, Zest it pencil blend and a few flicks of a Copic marker.
White paint and white pencils were used to brighten up parts of her hair. Next step was to fussy cut her and adhere her to the background, ensuring that the entire image was covered with a glue stick (this helps prevent air bubbles).
Once the card was bone dry, I trimmed the panel to size and adhered it to a card base. Finish by doodling a border and adding a gazillion liquid pearls.
NOTES: To work out the best position for the image, I fussy cut the image and just using static electricity, make the image cling to a 5" X 7" piece of acetate.
Move the acetate around the A4 background sheet and work out where the best colour or effect is. I actually rotated the card stock as the intensity of the colour looked better at the bottom.
I hope you get a chance to join in. We are still away on our camping trip. DH is a keeper, we purposely set up camp in this town so I could visit Splitcoaststamperville for a few days. Can't wait to catch up with everyone.
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 GMT Views: 1091
Registered: June 29, 2010 Location: Small village in England, linked to Henry 8th Posts: 10841
Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
I can't stop looking at your frozen Mama! She is so beautifully coloured and sits perfectly on your incredible background - thanks so much for your hilarious how-to. I''m so glad you took your supplies camping with you and treated us to this beauty.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 101806
Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 12:17 AM
Well, I'm obviously not getting notification for you but as I did for Francie I knew to look out for you...and I've been thinking of you and missing you and hoping you're having a wonderful time.
I can never flick masking fluid properly either, I'd love to know the secret. I think yours looks great, though. This makes me think of Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen, your background is so beautifully cold and Arctic looking. The effect from the water dripping down the card is perfect.
Registered: November 20, 2007 Location: Northumberland, UK Posts: 12706
Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 1:23 AM
Spectacular Susie! Love your background and Mrs Frozen looks amazing, her pearl jewllery is fantastic and your colouring is as gorgeous as usual! Hope you enjoy your few days of SCS-connect and the next bit of your trip when you move on!
Registered: May 29, 2006 Location: Eminence, Indiana Posts: 25634
Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 3:57 AM
AMAZING!!! What a work of art....wow!! Thanks for explaining how you created this....a lot of work, but so worth it! My fave part is the liquid pearl jewelry! You are a stamping ROCK STAR in my book!!!
Registered: October 30, 2007 Location: Posts: 25803
Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 5:42 AM
Wow, Susie - I agree with Angie - you are a ROCK STAR!!!! This is stunning - love the masking fluid results, the monochromatic colors, the drama of the portrait and the liquid pearls, faved, my traveling friend!!!